A new century awaits, and with it new conflicts.

ENVIRONMENTALISM will press against GLOBALIZATION, and the world will have to confront the power of TRIBALISM and the challenge of FUNDAMENTALISM

We have answered so many astonishing questions in the century now ending--Can we put a man on the moon? How do atoms work?--that the unanswerable rankles a bit. But mysteries endure, and even after a century of Roosevelts, peppered with a Gorbachev and a Mandela and a Churchill, we are no closer to an answer for the greatest of historical questions: Where do leaders come from?

It's a lively question as we gaze at the pink morning of a new century, a question that vibrates with possibility and that engages both our hopes and fears: Who will be the Gorbachev of...

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